The parties met for a full day on March 23 and discussed at length several non-monetary and monetary elements that had been broached in previous meetings. This led to a proposal and a counter proposal from the parties, leading to significant progress.
The parties met for two half days in presence of the conciliator recently appointed by the Ministry of Labour. During the first meeting, the parties detailed the progress made during the eleven days of negotiation since August 2014.
Following the March 13meeting, at which time the university presented three key documents – code of conduct (values), roles and responsibilities, article on training and development – during the March 20 meeting, the union indicated its position on these documents.